Fruit and Berries

Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13

84.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sherry
Location:
Hillsdale, WY, United States
Date:
May 25, 2019
          5.0
 
Pepino Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, hardy

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This is my first year growing pepino, so I thought I would share my observations. I started my seeds January 2, 2019 in 2.5" pots in a plastic greenhouse on my windowsill, in a south facing window. The seeds germinated beautifully, I think every seed grew. The plants grew very well on the windowsill & never became leggy. In March I moved them to the greenhouse, where the temperature dipped as low as 37* and the plants didn't seem to mind the cool weather at all. I also transplanted them into larger pots. It has now been 20 weeks since planting the seeds and my plants have begun flowering. I have read online that pepino melon takes about 80 days from flower to fruit, so I expect fruit around the end of August or September. My plants are currently in 8" pots, but as they grow, I may transplant to 5 gallon buckets. This is a fun plant to grow in the greenhouse and it has beautiful lilac-purple flowers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Heidi
Location:
Pleasant View, CO, United States
Date:
January 13, 2019
          4.0
 
Great plants but need time
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty plant, prolific

What are the cons? long growing season

Review:

We have tried growing these for several years as odd varieties take that much time to figure out the best way to get them to grow in our climate. First we tried them outside and they would never make it in time to set fruit. Then we tried them inside our hoop house starting them earlier. After a few years of trying this we would get loads and load of very large fruit but would never get anything that would seem ripe. We tried them at all stages but never could get one that tasted anything other then bland. The more we work with them the more I realized we probably just do not have the right climate here to make a good tasting fruit. I know climate has a lot to do with taste on a lot of things and I think anything other then a tropical climate will just give you bland fruit. As we cannot make this kind of climate in our operation we will not grow these again, but if someone has the right situation I think they would do great.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Luis
Location:
Miami, FL, United States
Date:
September 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Quality of fruits
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sweetness and availability

What are the cons? Small quantity

Review:

Need more of this

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 69 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Countess
Location:
League City, TX, United States
Date:
July 2, 2017
          3.0
 
Cost out weighs flavor.
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to eat and juicy.

What are the cons? Too expensive

Review:

This tiny, large egg sized, fruit has a thin edible skin and a light yellow juicy flesh that tastes like a cross between a cucumber and a honey dew melon. The flavor is very mild and it would be easy to eat 3 or 4 at a time. However @ a cost of 4.00$US a piece, the flavor is not so fabulous that I will be purchasing any in the future unless the cost comes down significantly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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60 out of 63 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
keembo
Location:
Papaikou, HI, United States
Date:
April 6, 2017
          4.0
 
Good when ripe
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? They are good when ripe

What are the cons? Need to stake them like tomato

Review:

I have grown them several times here in Hawaii. I really like the cantaloupe flavor they have when ripe. If you pick them too soon, they are crisp and not very sweet, but they are quite good if you allow them to ripen. Make sure there is some good yellowing between the dark colors, and sometimes you can smell them. If you started them with seed, they can vary in taste. If you find a very good tasting plant, you can take cuttings easily, root them in the shade for a few days in warm weather, and then you will have another plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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